IEBC clears McDonald Mariga to vie as Jubilee candidate in Kibra by-election


IEBC clears McDonald Mariga to vie as Jubilee candidate in Kibra by-election
McDonald Mariga at the IEBC headquarters on September 16, 2019.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared football star McDonald Mariga to vie for the Kibra Parliamentary seat on a Jubilee Party ticket.

IEBC, during a Monday press conference led by Chairman Wafula Chebukati, stated that the former soccer ace is indeed a registered voter.

Mariga had filed an appeal challenging the IEBC decision to invalidate his candidature from the by-election set for November 7, 2019, adding that his disqualification was “improper, null and void.”

“The complainant is duly registered as a voter. The respondent’s decision of September 10, 2019 declining the nomination of the complainant on account that he was not registered as a voter is hereby set aside,” said Mr. Chebukati.

“The respondent is hereby ordered to process the complainant’s application for nomination as the Jubilee Party’s candidate for the Kibra constituency by-election slated for Nov 7, 2019 in accordance with the law. Each party shall bear their own costs.”

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